Driver Hospitalized After Modesto Auto Accident

Driver Hospitalized After Modesto Auto Accident

Driver Hospitalized After Modesto Auto Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto car accident lawyer. A single vehicle accident occurred near downtown Modesto on the morning of Thursday, January 4, 2018. Sadly, one person suffered traumatic injuries.

We hope for a speedy and full recovery for the individual seriously injured in this auto accident.

What Happened?

A driver was traveling in their pickup truck eastbound along Scenic Drive in the vicinity of Bodem Street at approximately 6:15 am. For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of their vehicle and veered off the roadway. The pickup truck came to a rest on its side along the side of the road. The impact of the collision caused the driver to be trapped inside the vehicle, requiring emergency crews at the scene for assistance.

Nature of Injuries

Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene of the auto accident. Upon arrival, firefighters from the Modesto Fire Department removed the windshield of the pickup truck to extricate the driver. The driver complained of pain and was transported to the hospital for injury treatment. An update on the victim’s health condition has not yet been released by officials.

What Caused the Accident?

A cause of the accident has not yet been decided by investigators. Usually, Traffic Accident Reports are processed within two weeks from the date of the collision. Authorities do not believe alcohol or drugs contributed to the crash.

Road Defects and Auto Accidents

Being a careful, cautious driver who obeys the rules of the road and traffic signs does not always guarantee your travel will be safe. Serious and life-threatening accidents may still occur even if other motorists are exercising due care. Not all traffic accidents are a result of driver error as there are other factors that may come into play in an auto accident investigation. Sometimes, accidents may occur due to a dangerous road condition, poor road maintenance or even hazardous road design. Some of the examples of road defects that cause auto accidents and create government liability include the following:

  • Hazardous Road Construction Debris
  • Insufficient Warning Signs
  • Lack of Guardrails
  • Obstructed Intersections
  • Poorly Designed Merge Lanes
  • Severe Pavement Defects
  • Trees that block signage

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an auto accident caused by a road defect, you do not have to undergo this stressful experience alone. It is wise to hire an experienced Modesto personal injury lawyer to investigate further into the matter and shed light on those who are liable for incurred damages.

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